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Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed

$10.51

For entrepreneurs ready to reach the next level of success, small business owner turned multibillionaire Tilman Fertitta shares the commonsense principles that have rocketed his worldwide hospitality empire to the top.For aspiring entrepreneurs or people in business, this book will help you take your company to the next level. When you put this book down, you’ll know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong to operate your business, and if you’re just getting started, it will help set you up for success.Tilman Fertitta, also known as the Billion Dollar Buyer, started his hospitality empire thirty years ago with just one restaurant. So he knows the challenges that business owners face, as well as the common pitfalls that cause them to go under. Over the years he’s stayed true to the principles that helped him scale his business to what is believed to be the largest single-shareholder company in America, with over $4 billion in revenue, including hundreds of restaurants (Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Morton’s Steakhouse, Mastro’s, The Chart House, Rainforest Café, and over forty more restaurant concepts) and five Golden Nugget Casinos. He’s also sole owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets. In Shut Up and Listen!, he shares the key insights that made it all possible.When entrepreneurs appear on Billion Dollar Buyer, the biggest obstacles they often face are ones they don’t suspect: not knowing your numbers, not knowing your strengths and weaknesses, or not being willing to go that extra mile with your customers. Fertitta has seen it all. He knows that what you aren’t paying attention to can either sink your business or become the very things that launch you to the top. As Fertitta says:“You might think you know what you’re doing, but I’m going to show you what you don’t know.”Fertitta shares straight-talk “Tilmanisms” around six key action items that any entrepreneur can adopt today:Be the BullNo Spare CustomersChange, Change, ChangeKnow Your NumbersFollow the 95/5 RuleTake No Out of Your VocabularyA groundbreaking, no-holds-barred book, Shut Up and Listen! offers practical, hard-earned wisdom from one of the most successful business owners in the world.

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

$14.99

In yet another page-turner, New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals. As with his other books, Lencioni writes Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars as a fictional―but eerily realistic―story. The story is about Jude Cousins, an eager young management consultant struggling to launch his practice by solving one of the more universal and frustrating problems faced by his clients. Through trial and error, he develops a simple yet ground-breaking approach for helping them transform confusion and infighting into clarity and alignment.

Smart Transportation Systems 2020: Proceedings of 3rd KES-STS International Symposium (Smart Innovation, Systems and…

$120.75

This book gathers selected papers presented at the KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems (KES STS 2020). Modern transportation systems have undergone a rapid transformation in recent years, producing a range of technological innovations such as connected vehicles, self-driving cars, electric vehicles, Hyperloop, and even flying cars, and with them, fundamental changes in transport systems around the world. The book discusses current challenges, innovations, and breakthroughs in smart transportation systems, as well as transport infrastructure modeling, safety analysis, freeway operations, intersection analysis, and other related cutting-edge topics.

SOSTAC® Guide to your Perfect Digital Marketing Plan (V6 Feb 2020)

$19.99

2020 edition (V6) of PR Smith’s popular SOSTAC® planning framework shows how to write the perfect plan and can be learned in 3 minutes. The SOSTAC® Guide to your Perfect Digital Marketing Plan, can be skimmed in 30 minutes and digested in detail in 3 hours. The new edition integrates digital developments such as AI, Big Data, IoT, Marketing Automation with brief mentions of VR and AR. So it’s bang up to date. The SOSTAC® planning framework was voted in the Top 3 Marketing Models worldwide by voters in the Chartered Institute Of Marketing’s Centenary Poll. SOSTAC® has since been adopted by Linkedin, KPMG, Greenpeace and many more blue-chips and start-ups. The entire book is written in easily digestible chunks so readers can dip in and out. Who can use this book? The book is aimed at anyone involved in digital marketing, or marketing, or just interested in digital marketing. Readers can see how it all fits together. More advanced marketers use it as a ‘dip in & out’ (e.g. the digital marketing strategy chapter), while less experienced marketers benefit from all six chapters and the many links to cutting-edge websites, digital tools and videos. The 6 Chapters: Situation Analysis (where are we now?) Objectives (where are we going?) Strategy (how do we get there?) Tactics (details of strategy incl. marketing mix) Actions (checklists, guides, systems & internal marketing) Control (how do we know if we are going to get there?) Who is the author?PR Smith is the co-author of the hugely influential ‘Digital Marketing Excellence’ (with Dave Chaffey) and several other marketing books including the best-selling Marketing Communications text in its 7th ed this year. This new SOSTAC® Guide has achieved more than 3,000 pre-sales. The book is now also available from Amazon, iBooks, other networks or www.PRSmith.org/sostac . What Experts Say About This Book “Although most businesses are now doing digital marketing, nearly half don’t have a plan – that’s shocking! SOSTAC(r) gives you an awesomely simple framework to put that right.” Dave Chaffey, CEO Smart Insights“A really good easy-to-follow guide” Ged Carroll, Digital Director VP Europe, RacePoint Global ‘This is essential reading and an invaluable reference guide for any marketer who needs to create impressive, persuasive and effective digital marketing plans.’ The SOSTAC® Certified Planners online portal is now open for those that want to become SOSTAC® Certified Planners. Visit https://www.SOSTAC.org to register, download manuals drawn from this book and others and take the online, open-book, multiple-choice case study assessment. Upon reaching 60% + the applicant receives a SOSTAC® Certified Planner certificate. See http://www.PRSmith.org/SOSTAC for more or just go directly to https://www.SOSTAC.org

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

$16.19

The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY — the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

$23.95

Create a winning game plan for your digital products with Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age.Using a wide range of proven techniques and tools, author Roman Pichler explains how to create effective strategies and actionable roadmaps to help you maximize your chances of creating successful products.Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style, Strategize offers practical advice and valuable examples so that you can apply the practices directly to your products.Comprehensive and insightful, the book will enable you to make the right strategic decisions in today’s dynamic digital age.Praise for Strategize:”Strategize offers a comprehensive approach to product strategy using the latest practices geared specifically to digital products. Not just theory, the book is chock-full of real-world examples, making it easier to apply the principles to your company and products. Strategize is essential reading for everyone in charge of products: product executives, product managers, and product owners.”Steve Johnson, Founder at Under10 Consulting, author, speaker, consultant, guitar player.”Whether you are new to product management or an experienced practitioner, Strategize is a must read. You are guaranteed to get new ideas about how to develop or improve your product strategy and how to execute it successfully. It’s an essential addition to every product manager’s reading list.”Marc Abraham, Senior Product Manager at Notonthehighstreet.com.”Roman Pichler’s latest book provides essential guidance for all product owners and anyone involved in product strategy or roadmapping. I highly recommend it.”Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied

Successful Change: How to Implement Change Through People

$14.75

The trouble with change management is that there is an awful lot written and discussed about the failure rate of change projects. But how do you implement major change successfully? With Successful Change, you’ll understand how organisations and people connect, and learn how to successfully facilitate change when people have to adopt new ways of working that are a significant departure from their current practices.Successful Change will help you understand how a people-centred change methodology can: • Help successfully implement change • Energise your organisation around the change • Build leadership support • Engage others to make the transition stick Author Bio David Miller has spent the last 25 years helping organisations implement major change. He has extensive expertise in directly managing major changes including strategy implementation, technology implementation, business process changes, restructuring and qualitymanagement. In 1995, David founded Changefirst, to help businesses build competitive advantage through creating and sustaining organisational change capability. Through 25 years experience of change implementation, David has developed a deep belief that to successfully change, organisations must build their own capability to transform themselves and not be dependent on external support. His academic background is in Economics, Politics and Psychology. He has lived and worked in Europe and the United States as well as spending time working in Asia. David currently resides in West Sussex, England with his wife Susan and his terrier, Bear.

Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance

$14.20

Inspire Employees and Improve Performance with Supportive Accountability LeadershipTMSome leaders are too harsh. Some are too lenient. Others are completely disengaged from employee performance management. Striking a delicate balance between supportive leadership and accountability is the key to ensuring employees are as effective and productive as possible.Sylvia Melena is the architect of the Supportive Accountability Leadership ModelTM, a simple but powerful framework that helps leaders create an engaging work environment while promoting accountability and improving performance.Supportive Accountability is perfect for new and emerging managers and supervisors and those seeking a refresher or struggling with employee performance.Through a mix of stories, actionable tips, and tools, you’ll learn how to:Master the art of supportive leadershipInspire employees to advance your organization’s visionMonitor performance and customer service efficientlyLead effective performance improvement conversationsPinpoint critical support factors to unleash performanceWield the power of employee recognitionBoost performance through progressive disciplineDocument skillfullyFree Performance Documentation ToolkitYou’ll also receive a free copy of the Performance Documentation Toolkit to help you ease the burden of employee performance documentation.If you want a highly complex book, this one is not for you. Supportive Accountability is simple, practical, and actionable. It’s supported by decades of peer-reviewed international research but tested in the trenches of management. It’s written for new leaders and loved by seasoned executives who want to focus their leadership teams on achieving performance management excellence.The book has sold thousands of copies in five continents and has been used to develop leaders in university and workplace settings.Recipient of the International Latino Book Award’s Honorable Mention Medal for Best Business BookFinalist for the FOREWORD Indies Book of the Year Award in Business & EconomicsWinner of the San Diego Book Award for Best Published Business

Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy (Fast Forward Your Product Career: The Two Books…

$24.11

Authored by 3 Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Swipe to Unlock is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry.***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to include over 40 pages of new content to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.*** We highly recommend buying our book directly from Amazon rather than a third-party seller as it’s the only way to ensure you get the latest version.This #1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal from the North American Book Awards and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Business Insider. Swipe to Unlock was touted as “our generation’s Rosetta Stone for enabling anyone to peer into the technology changing everyday life” by Jeremy Schifeling.How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you?How did KaiOS become the third largest mobile operating system in just two years since launching?Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money?How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet?Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?By answering real-world questions like this, Swipe to Unlock gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech’s biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse.Topics Covered: Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more!Featured Companies: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, WeChat, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Grab, Toyota, GoJek, Samsung, Salesforce, M-Pesa, Quora, KaiOS, Twitter, Tesla, ByteDance, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Alibaba, Netflix, Paytm, Target, and many more!Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen. Buy Swipe to Unlock today to understand why it’s the Top Gifted Technology Book of 2020!

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

$14.40

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results:  ●      The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients.●      The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping.●      The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service            In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

Textbook on Scar Management: State of the Art Management and Emerging Technologies

$59.99

This text book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Written by a group of international experts in the field and the result of over ten years of collaboration, it allows students and readers to gain to gain a detailed understanding of scar and wound treatment – a topic still dispersed among various disciplines. The content is divided into three parts for easy reference. The first part focuses on the fundamentals of scar management,  including assessment and evaluation procedures, classification, tools for accurate measurement of all scar-related elements (volume density, color, vascularization), descriptions of the different evaluation scales. It also features chapters on the best practices in electronic-file storage for clinical reevaluation and telemedicine procedures for safe remote evaluation. The second section offers a comprehensive review of treatment and evidence-based technologies, presenting a consensus of the various available guidelines (silicone, surgery, chemical injections, mechanical tools for scar stabilization, lasers). The third part evaluates the full range of emerging technologies offered to physicians as alternative or complementary solutions for wound healing (mechanical, chemical, anti-proliferation). Textbook on Scar Management will appeal to trainees, fellows, residents and physicians dealing with scar management in plastic surgery, dermatology, surgery and oncology, as well as to nurses and general practitioners

The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd

$13.75

WARNING: Do Not Read This Book If You Hate Money To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn’t get done. In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it, you’ll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth. In this groundbreaking new book you’ll discover: • How to get new customers, clients or patients and how to make more profit from existing ones. • Why “big business” style marketing could kill your business and strategies that actually work for small and medium-sized businesses. • How to close sales without being pushy, needy, or obnoxious while turning the tables and having prospects begging you to take their money. • A simple step-by-step process for creating your own personalized marketing plan that is literally one page. Simply follow along and fill in each of the nine squares that make up your own 1-Page Marketing Plan. • How to annihilate competitors and make yourself the only logical choice. • How to get amazing results on a small budget using the secrets of direct response marketing. • How to charge high prices for your products and services and have customers actually thank you for it.

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

$23.99

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches . . . The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself The Law of Modeling: It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop OthersThis third book in John Maxwell’s Laws series (following the 2-million seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork) will help you become a lifelong learner whose potential keeps increasing and never gets “used up.”

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

$4.80

Millions of copies sold. New York Times Bestseller. Named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. “Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books.” —Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When and DriveOne of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations across the world. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates his timeless wisdom, and encourages us to live a life of great and enduring purpose.

The Accidental CIO: A Lean and Agile Playbook for IT Leaders

$40.00

IT Leaders that understand the power of modern technology approaches can not only deliver capabilities that contribute to business success, they can also help to shape the overall strategy of a business. Digital businesses need IT to be more than a support function, they need IT leaders that proactively identify opportunities for technology to remove constraints and enable business growth and evolution. However becoming an effective leader of a strategic part of a business is tough when you are new. There are the challenges with working with business peers,  developing a strategy and having it signed off by the board even before you build and lead a team to deliver it.   From your first 30 days, to presenting a vision to the board, the building of a team through to implementing your plan, this book supports your new c-level role with practical advice and frameworks for the various challenges that lay ahead of you. This book is ideal if you are moving from a technical role up into a leadership role, or if you are an existing IT leader that wants to apply the techniques of lean and agile development.